Monday, October 16, 2017

Graciellie Design/Unity Stamp Blog Hop

Time for our second blog hop with Graciellie Design and Unity Stamps for the month of October.  Unity's recent release of some of Gracie's designs has been a success.  See Gracie's rubber stamps here.  I chose "Sweet Tea Kitty" for this card.  This little kitten is so adorable.  You can also purchase this image as a digistamp on Gracie's Etsy Shop.

 Card Supplies:
4.25"X5.5" card base
Embossed Oval
Image: Sweet Tea Kitty by Graciellie Design and Unity Stamps
Sentiment is part of the same stamp set.
Image colored with Copics
Flowers and Ribbon 

Here is a close-up of the little kitten.
Unity Stamp

Be sure to check out the entire blog hop for inspiration and Gracie will be announcing the winner of our Oct. 2nd blog hop.  The blog you want to visit is 


Thank you for visiting with me today.  I know I've been rather quiet lately but I have been visiting with my sister in SC.  She recently lost her husband.  When I came back home, she came with me for another week.  Family comes first.

God Bless You!!! Peggy

Challenges for this card:
Colour Crazy Challenge - 2W,2E  - No.41 - Anything Goes
Crafting-With-Friends 2W, 3E - No.52 - Anything Goes (W2 of 2
Crafty Catz - W, 3E – No. 388 - Anything Goes with optional twist Use Ribbon
Really Reasonable Ribbon - 2W, 3E (1st & 3rd Friday) - No.173 - Anything Goes with Ribbon (W2 of 2)
Creative Moments - 2W, 3E, Always anything Goes (W1 of 2)

Sunday, October 8, 2017

DS4J - Patches' Nap

Today is new release day at Digistamps4joy challenge.  Jenlee is one of the artists and she created an adorable image that I used on my card.  

Card Details:
6X6" card base
Image - DS4J image by JenLee "Patches Little Nap".  Doesn't he look comfortable?
Colored with Copics and Promarkers.
Stickles

Thank you for visiting with me today.  Please go to DS4J shop and see all the new releases.

God Bless You!!  Peggy

Challenges for this card:
Craft for the Craic - M, 5E (First Friday of the month) - September - Autumnal Coloured Project
Creative Fingers -  M , 3E, No totally digital projects - No.137 - Anything Goes
Daring Cardmakers - W, C5 – Harvest Home
Simply Papercraft - M, last Fri - No. 50 - Anything Goes





    Monday, October 2, 2017

    Crafty Card Makers - Fancy Folds

    Today on Crafty Cardmakers our theme is "Fancy Folds".  The design team has worked hard to create some lovely cards for your inspiration.  My card is a Flip card.  I used an Anna Griffin card set for this card.  The card set includes dies and embellishments to help with your design.

    The center of the card flips to reveal your sentiment.


    Thank you for visiting with me today.  You are why I'm here.

    God Bless You!! Peggy 


    Unity Stamp/Graciellie Design New Release

    Today is an exciting day.  Unity Stamps and Graciellie Design have teamed together to bring you some new rubber stamps. Here is a link the new releases.  There are some beautiful images and they're all on sale.  I had the privilege to work with a couple of them.  This is my first creation.  Tune back in on the 16th for another cute design.

    This lovely image is called "Amazing Things", colored with Copics.  The background paper is from a 6X6" paper pack by DCWV called In Stitches.  I crisscrossed some yarn around it before adding the image.  I think this would make a  lovely encouragement card.  Here is a closeup of the image.
    And here is a pic of the actual stamp package.  The stamp is made of high quality rubber and stamps clearly.  

    Did I mention that this is a blog hop.  Oh yeah.  There will be prizes announced on October 16th.  You will want to leave a comment on every design team members blog to increase your chances of winning.  What is the prize, you say.  There will be 3 prize packages from Unity Stamps that include 3 stamp sets.  How generous is that?  So be sure to leave a comment here on my blog, then go on to Regina's blog to see her beautiful creations.  She's been a busy girl.


    Thank you so much for joining us in this blog hop today.  Looking forward to reading your comments.

    God Bless You!!!  Peggy

    Challenges for this card:
    Colour Crazy Challenge - 2W,2E  - No.39 - Anything Goes
    Crafting-With-Friends 2W, 3E - No.51 Anything Goes (W2 of 2)
    Morgan's Art World Open Challenge - 2W, E3, any image - No. 19 - Anything Goes (W2 of 2
    Crafting With An Attitude M,1st Thurs,3E Always Anything Goes

    Wednesday, September 27, 2017

    Word Art Wednesday-Graciellie Design

    Graciellie Design is sponsoring the Word Art Wednesday Challenge today.  Word Art Wednesday offers free inspirational word art from scripture. Be sure to check them out.

    My card features Gracie's "Friends" image.  The scripture is from 1Timothy 4:12.





    Card Details:
    7X5 Card Base
    Images - "Friends" by Graciellie Design and sentiment by Word Art Wednesday
    I printed the images on a laser printer, then foiled them with gold foil. I colored the flowers with Copic Alcohol markers.  Alcohol markers don't affect the foil.  It shines right through.
    Butterflies - Martha Stewart punches from foil cardstock.

    Thank you for visiting with me today.  I love reading your comments.


    God Bless You!!!!  Peggy

    Challenges for this card:
    Always Fun Challenges - W, E3, Top 3 awarded - #25 ANYTHING GOES
    Artistic Inspirations - 2W, E3, F - #186 ANYTHING GOES + ANYTHING GOES 
    Crafting from the Heart - W, E3, F - ALWAYS ANYTHING GOESPammie's Inky Pinkies Challenges - W, ATG except Theme on 5th Monday of a month, E3 - ALWAYS ANYTHING GOES
    Addicted to Stamps 2W, winner + Top Picks, Must include digi or rubber/clear Stamping (no precolored digis) - #153 Stamp a Background (W2 of 2)
    Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - 2W (1st & 3rd Sun) E3 Always Anything Goes

    Tuesday, September 26, 2017

    Happy Birthday To My Son

    Tomorrow we celebrate the birth of my son.  When he was born I knew nothing about taking care of a baby, much less raising him to be an incredible man.  However, with the help of the Lord, through all my mistakes, he has become a good Christian man.  He's hardworking (too hard working, if you ask me), a faithful companion to my lovely daughter-in-law, and a good father to his two sons.  I'm afraid I don't get to see them as much as I would like but we live 5 hours apart.  Can you tell?  I am very proud of him.

    This is the card I made him.  It is a simple card made with an Anna Griffin card topper, but it was made with love.  I love you, Brian, and am so glad the Lord gave you to me and your Dad.

    THE HAPPIEST OF BIRTHDAYS TO YOU!!!!


    Thank you for your visit today.  I hope your day is filled with Peace, Joy and Love.

    God Bless You!! Peggy

    Challenges for this card:
    Come and Get It W3E Anything Goes
    Glitter n Sparkle - W, F - #258 Happy Birthday
    The Corrosive Challenges - M, 3E Always Anything Goes

    Monday, September 18, 2017

    Crafty Cardmakers - Autumn

    Last week we were struggling through Hurricane Irrma, although it wasn't bad here.  My heart goes out to those affected by this terrible storm. The temperatures certainly cooled a lot and it felt like Fall.  I'm not sure if I'm ready for weather that cool just yet.  

    This week at Crafty Cardmakers our theme is Autumn.  So I pulled out some fall colored cardstock and came up with this card.

    Card Supplies:
    Harvest Blessings - this is a Cricut Design Space file.  I cut it from 2 different rust colored pieces of cardstock.
    Anna Griffin Summer/Fall embossing folders - The 6" square card base was embossed with one of the folders and the matching border folder.
    Stickles - gold was applied to the "Blessings"


    I like how this turned out.  The hardest part was getting the two layers away from the cardstock without tearing them up.

    Thank you for visiting with me today.  Thank you for your lovely comments.

    God Bless You!!! Peggy

    Challenges for this card:
    Colour Crazy Challenge - 2W,2E  - No.37 - Anything Goes
    Crafting-With-Friends 2W, 3E - (W2 of 2) No.49 - Anything Goes
    Creative Fingers -  2W , 3E, No totally digital projects - No.136 - (W2 of 4) Anything Goes 
    Fussy and Fancy - 2W, E3, C10 - No.196 - (W1 of 2) - Fall Colors
    Allsorts  W,3E - Feels Like Autumn
    Hiding in my Craft Room W,1E -  It's Fall Ya'll
    Scrap and Craft Inspiration M, 1st Saturday Autumnal Colours

      Wednesday, September 13, 2017

      Graciellie Design Blog Hop- The Vine

      Are you ready for another blog hop featuring the fabulous Graciellie Design DT?  Gracie has released some new images and we got to play with them.  You are in for a treat.  I chose "The Vine" for my card.  There are two images and five lovely sentiments with this stamp.






      Close up of the image.  I added Stickles glitter to highlight it.

      Anna Griffin die used for the background


      This is the second image from the set.  I colored it with Copics and cut it out with this sentiment die.
      This is the inside of my card. The sentiment die created a ridge around the cutout so I outlined it with a marker. 

      I enjoyed working with this new release.  There are more on the other design team members blogs.  Be sure and visit them.  The next person on the blog hop is: 


      Be sure to leave a comment on each member's blog as there will be a $10 gift to Gracie's Shop.





      Thank you for visiting with me today.  I hope you enjoy this blog hop as much as we enjoyed bringing it to you.  

      God Bless You!!!

      Challenges for this card:
      Digi Choosday Challenge -W,E2, - #37 - Anything Goes
      Lemon Shortbread 2W, E3, no digital projects - #50 - Always Anything Goes (Week 1
      Retarte 2W, E3 - #105 - Anything Goes  (week 2)
      Artistic Inspirations - 2W, E3, F - #185 ANYTHING GOES + ANYTHING GOES (Week 2
      Crafting from the Heart - W, E3, F - ALWAYS ANYTHING GOES 
      Pammie's Inky Pinkies Challenges - W, ATG except Theme on 5th Monday of a month, E3 - ALWAYS ANYTHING GOES

      Wednesday, September 6, 2017

      My First Christmas Card 2017

      I would like to share with you today my first Christmas card of 2017.  I have some left from last year so I shouldn't  have to make too many this year.  How about you?  Have you started your Christmas cards yet.  I would love to see some of them.  Show them in the comments.  This is my first.

      Card Supplies:
      5.5"X5.5" card base made from KandCo. Christmas pad.  I have several so I can't give you the exact name.
      Red Shimmer paper embossed with AG Holiday Seasonal Folder
      Ornament - AG Christmas Die
      Merry Christmas - from Cuttlebug Seasonal Wishes Dies & Border Folders.  I used foiled paper for the ornament & sentiment.
      Gold Ribbon for the handmade bow.

      I hope you will share your Christmas cards with us (any cards for that matter).  Would love to see them.  

      God Bless You!!! Peggy

      Challenges for this card:
      Cuttlebug Mania 2W, 3E - Anything Goes with Die Cuts and/or Embossing
      Lemon Shortbread 2W, E3, no digital projects - #49 - Always Anything Goes (Week 2)
      The Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge - 2W, C15, E3 - #14 - Anything Christmas Goes (Week 1)
      Tuesday Throwdown W - #359 - Punches and/or Dies
      Christmas Card Challenges - 2W runs for 11 days, must be Christmas/Winter card, THEME IS OPTIONAL Anything Christmas/Holiday /

      Monday, September 4, 2017

      Crafty Card Makers - Monochromatic

      Welcome to Crafty Cardmakers Challenge.  The theme for this week is "Monochromatic".  I know a lot of us automatically think of black and white or various shades of brown when we think monochromatic.  I thought of going against my natural inclinations with pink.  This is my card and I like how it turned out.  I admit I struggled with it a bit..........


      At first I laid out the flowers on the the pink background with no embossing. No matter how I laid them out, it just didn't look right. Then I found this Sizzix embossing folder I had never used.  It seems to lead your eyes to the flowers.  I then added a bow and gems to complete the card along with a Happy Birthday greeting. The flowers were made using Anna Griffin 3D Flower Dies.

      Thank you for joining me today.  I hope you have a marvelous Labor Day.  Be sure to have time with your family.

      God Bless You!!!! Peggy

      Challenges for this card:
      A Bit More Time to Craft (2W, P1/15, E3) Always Anything Goes
      Craft-Dee BowZ (M P1, E3, project must have hand-made bow) Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow.
      Creative Craft Cottage Challenges (2W, P7/21, F, E3) #94 Let's get Sparkly
      Dies R Us Challenge (2W, P1/15, E3, die cuts) #80Die Cut handmade flowers
      Sparkles Forum Challenges (M, P15, 3E) #95 - Birthday
      World Wide Open Design Team Challenge (M, P15, E3, F, must be on DT) Always Anything Goes 

      Sunday, September 3, 2017

      DS4J New Releases - September 3

      Time for another new release at Digistamps4joy.  There are several new mandalas, deer and kidsart.  They are all fun images.  I chose Mandala #1 for my card.  I started out coloring it in, then decided to be a little radical and do something totally different.  

      I've had a Minc machine for a year or more and never played with it much. Lately, I've been giving it a go.  I decided to print my Mandala image with my laser printer.  Then I ran it through the Minc with gold foil paper.  I decided the negative image left on the gold foil would be pretty on some toner paper so I ran it back through the Minc machine.  Here is the result.
      I placed the Mandala images on some gold and black paper, added some sequins and added a sentiment.  What do you think?  I also added a sentiment to the inside with a foiled rose.
      I hope you will go to the DS4J Blog Post and check out all the new releases and see all the projects by the other members of the Design Team. 


      God Bless You!!!! Peggy

      Challenges for this card:
      Scrappers Delights  M, First Saturday of the M - September - Anything Goes
      A Bit More Time to Craft (2W, P1/15, E3) Always Anything Goes
      A Perfect Time To Craft (M, P1, E3) - Always Anything Goes
      Classic Design Team Open Challenge (M, P1, E3, Must be a DT creation) Always Anything Goes

      Friday, September 1, 2017

      Graciellie Design Bundle Sale

      Normally on the first of each month we have a blog hop.  However, today we are featuring some stamp set bundles that will be on sale for 30% off through the 14th of September.  You don't need a code for this discount, however on the 15th the bundles will go back to a regular price.  These are beautiful images, as you will see later in my post.  First, I want to share the image I picked for my card.


      The image I chose is Strong and Courageous from the Bold Florals Bundle.  It is a layered rose image. I printed and colored 2 of them with Copics.  I then added glitter accents to the leaves.  The background paper is from a 6X6 Best of Anna Griffin Paper Pad.  I placed my hand colored images over the flowers in the paper.  The sentiment is from the same image set.  


      Close up of the flowers

      The center of the card.  Also, one of the sentiments with Strong and Courageous.  I printed it on a laser printer, then ran it through my Minc machine and foiled it.




      Now to show you the bundles that you can purchase for 30% off until the 15th.



      These bundles can be purchased at Graceillie Design Etsy shop.  Be sure to visit Gracie's blog. There's a $15 prize to win.

      Thank you for visiting with me today.  I love reading your comments. Be sure to snatch up these beautiful bundles while you can get them at a discounted price.

      God Bless You!!!  Peggy


      Challenges for this card:
      Colour Crazy Challenge - 2W,2E  - No.35 - Anything Goes
      Crafting-With-Friends 2W, 3E - (W1 of 2) No.49 - Anything Goes
      Creative Fingers -  2W , 3E, No totally digital projects - No.135 - (W4 of 4) Anything Goes
      Little C's Aloha Friday Challenge - W, 1E - Digital Image

      Monday, August 21, 2017

      Crafty Cardmakers-Under The Sea/At the Beach

      The Crafty Cardmakers have been on little hiatus but we're back today.  The theme for our challenge is "Under the Sea or At the Beach".  I couldn't think of a more appropriate image than this one. This image is a product of a Kit and Clowder monthly coloring class.  It is a Conie Fong image.  These classes are so much fun and you learn so much.  


      This image was colored with Prismacolor Pencils.  I hope you will join us at Crafty Cardmakers for our current challenge.

      Thank you for visiting today.  I love hearing from you.  Any constructive criticism is appreciated.

      God Bless You!!!! Peggy

      Challenges for this card:
      Challenge Up Your Life  2W,E1, Summer  (W1 of 2)
      Scrappers Delights  M, First Saturday of the M -August - Anything Goes
      2 Sisters On The Blog (M, P1, E10) - #6 - Anything Goes
      A Bit More Time to Craft (2W, P1/15, E3) Always Anything GoesCrafty Awesomeness (M P1, E3, must have coloured image) August - Always Anything Goes
      Crafty Awesomeness (M P1, E3, must have coloured image) August - Always Anything Goes

      Friday, August 18, 2017

      Red Foil Fun

      Here I am with another foil card.  I think this one will go to a friend that is having a house warming Sunday afternoon.  

      The roses on this card is a free svg file from Digital Gems.  I cut the file out of toner paper and ran it through my Minc with red foil.
      The background is silver glitter paper, although the photo doesn't do it justice.  I added some red gems & silver bow.  Now to just add a sentiment and it's ready to go.

      I love your visits and comments.  Thanks for your encouragement.

      God Bless You!!!  Peggy

      Challenges for this card:
      Crafting By Designs - W, F, 3E - Anything Goes for August (challenge open till 8/29)
      Day Dreamer Challenges - M, last Wed of M, E3, #1 - Always Anything Goes
      The Crafty Addicts M, 3E, #39 - Anything Goes/Option of Girly
      Paper Minutes W, - #500 - Anything Goes
      Retarte 2W, E3 - #103 - Anything Goes  (week 2)